Prayer – Offer a Mass
Why offer a Mass?
To offer a Mass for someone or for the intention of another is one of the most beautiful gifts that one could give.
The priests at the Shrine celebrate Mass every day. The honorarium (or, Mass stipend) will be given to the Congregation of Holy Cross for the support of the religious.
In keeping with the longstanding tradition of the Church, the Mass may be offered for one of the following intentions:
- for the repose of the soul of a deceased person
- for the intention of one’s self (e.g. for a particular grace or in thanksgiving for graces received, etc.)
- for the intention of another (e.g. for a sick person, a parent, a friend, etc.)
- for a particular intention (e.g. for the Church, for peace in the world, etc.).
Requested Masses are normally celebrated in the Shrine of Blessed Basil Moreau, but may, on occasion, be celebrated elsewhere in the Diocese of Le Mans or in those places served by the Congregation of Holy Cross in France.
The customary Mass offering is $15.00, but one is free to donate more or less.
MASS CARDS FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL
OF A DECEASED FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND
Stained glass window of Our Lady
receiving the body of her Son from the cross
Shrine of Blessed Basil Moreau
MASS CARDS FOR THE LIVING / SPECIAL INTENTIONS
How to offer a Mass?
Simply fill out the information below, which is submitted using industry standard encryption. Required fields are indicated by a star (*). If a Mass card is requested, it will be sent directly to you (the donor) for you to deliver to the intended recipient.
The date when the Mass will be offered will be assigned based on availability and, if applicable, taking into consideration the amount of time needed for the card to arrive at your address and for you to send the card on to the beneficiary of your Mass intention.
Should you wish to offer the Mass for your own intention or for a particular intention (e.g. for the Church, for peace, etc.) and for which a Mass card is therefore not necessary, simply select the category “Mass card not required.” In this case, please specify your personal intention in the space provided. You will be informed via email of the date when the Mass will be offered.
We sincerely thank you for your Mass intention and for your donation in support of the priests and religious of the Congregation of Holy Cross at the Shrine of Blessed Basil Moreau and at other apostolates of the Congregation in France.